Wednesday, February 20, 2013

22 Weeks Bump Update

How far along: 22 weeks as of 2/15/13

Size of the Baby: She is the size of a papaya, almost a foot long and 12-20 oz!

Maternity Clothes: Took advantage of my sisters discount with Old Navy. Ordered some maxi skirts and I'm getting set for this Spring/Summer!

Stretch Marks: Nope, and just heard from my mom that she didn't really develop any stretch marks with any of us.. so we shall see!

Weight gain: +11lbs total so far. And I just read that starting now babygirl will start doubling her weight gain.. 

Sleep: This week has sucked sleep wise. I'm just never comfortable. Constantly waking up to adjust or I have a dog that rolled behind me.. I swear they're tiny but take up so much space.

Best Moment of the Week: Starting her baby quilt. I'll do a post on that soon!

Movement: So much movement. I constantly feel her all day long.

Food Cravings: Nothing this week really. Although the new thing I've noticed is everytime I eat any meat I get heart burn now.

Gender: lil Princess!

Belly Button In or Out: Stretchin out more and more

Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nope

What I miss: Just miss being able to not have to worry about everything you can't or shouldn't have while prego.  

What I'm looking forward to: Tax money coming so I can start the nursery! Is it weird that i'm most looking forward to going to the fabric store as my first stop after that check comes?!

Nursery:  Starting to pick up lil things here and there. Like a rug and this egg thing someone at work recommended I get. It determines the temp of the Baby's room and will let you know by changing colors whether it's too warm or cold. Cool right?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine's Day to remember

So Valentine's Days have never meant much to me because I was never "lucky" enough to have a Valentine really.. I remained single all through highschool so when I finally started dating Bob most of it was all new to me :) Having a boy on the day of LOVE, getting flowers, etc.. 

circa '08- Easter since I have no pics from Vday from any year..

2/14/08- My most memorable Valentine's Day
Well in 2008, our 2nd Valentine's Day together, the Mr. decided to surprise me with dinner at our condo and then got really serious for a moment and got down on one knee..I can't remember everything he said but basically the usual.. "you're the love of my life, I want to be with you forever, blah blah.." and then pulled out a ring.. Here I was 19 years old, we'd only been dating for just 1 yr and a month (officially) but of course we were head over heels in love then.. (it was the "honeymoon stage"! -p.s. Bob think's that this "stage" is a crock of shit.. any of your men like that too?) and I was thinking is he serious?! Omg, my heart was racing I was smiling and saying aw baby i love you too and then i pulled the ring out and noticed there was a tag on it!...With a price of $25! 
I'm pretty sure this then followed by me laughing and asking if he was serious? I know sounds so mean.. but I thought it was a joke? Like he was being sweet giving me jewelry (a necklace included) and then wanted to joke around too by proposing.. He sorta went along with it, and then I asked him if he was really serious and the poor guy said "ya I was hoping this could be temporary until I could get you a real one".. I of course felt like a huge bitch for just completely ruining the moment so we decided that "this doesn't count! I don't want to remember this as our moment". :) i still wore the ring until it turned my finger green:) Love my baby for trying to be romantic.. 

What's your most memorable Valentine's day?

XoXo Rachel

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Baby Kicks

Are the craziest feelings ever! 
I still can't get enough of em.. 
She moves all day and i love it. 
I could just sit here forever with my hands on my belly feeling them.

XoXo Rachel

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

20 weeks Belly Update


How far along: 20 weeks as of 2/1/13

Size of the Baby: She is the size of a butternut squash or a large banana, about 7" long and 10 oz!

Maternity Clothes: Yes, finally stocked up on a few tops and found the most amazing jeans! I'll probly still wear these babies even after baby!

Stretch Marks: Nope

Weight gain: +7lbs total so far

Sleep: Still sleeping sitting up, everytime I try to lie on my side I just get uncomfortable.. 

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling my lil peanut toss and turn and kick away and having my mom get the chance to feel her too

Movement: Yes and she loves fruit!! Everytime I eat something fruity she starts kicking

Food Cravings: Actually nothing really this week.. 

Gender: lil Princess!

Belly Button In or Out: Still an innie but that outie's comin soon!

Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing

What I miss: Sandwiches! Or just being able to eat salami or pastrami.. yumm

What I'm looking forward to: Our appt this week.. one last peek at my angel

Nursery:  Getting the paint hopefully next week! Can't wait to share when it's done!

p.s. Reminder for my girls that signed up for the Valentine's Swap- today's the mail out day! If you're running a lil late- no biggie just send your partna a note letting em know! 
Grab button for life as Mrs.

XoXo Rachel